|Release date : Oct 10, 2014|
|123telugu.com Rating : 3.25/5|
|Director : Trikoti|
|Producer : Rajini Korrapati|
|Music Director : M.M. Keeravaani|
|Starring : Naga Shaurya, Ajay, Sana Makbul, Indraja
Sai Korrapati has been churning out hits one after the other. His latest presentation is ‘Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya’ which has Ajay, Naga Shourya and Sana Makbul in lead roles. Directed by debutante Trikoti, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
The story is based on the life of 36 year old Gopala Krishna(Ajay), who is married at a very young age and has a teenage son Madhu(Naga Shourya). As he has been carrying the family burdens from a very young age, Gopala Krishna decides to do things which he missed out during his younger days.
One fine day, he meets Sameeta(Sana Maqbool) and falls in love with her. He lies about his family and develops close friendship with her. This is also the time when his son Madhu, who goes to the same college as Sameeta, gets attracted towards her. Twist in the tale arises when both father and son fall for the same girl. Rest of the story is as to how both of them deal with this tricky situation, and solve their problems.
Major plus point of the film is the interesting concept. Stories like these are very rare for Telugu films, and it is good that makers are trying something new finally. Ajay has a tailor made role and does a decent job with his acting. He suits his character and looks apt as a young dad to Naga Shourya. Talking about Shourya, this young hero does exceptionally well in just his second film. He looks handsome and enacts quite convincingly. The way he has shown his emotional side in the second half is also excellent.
Comedy scenes featuring Ajay, and all his problems dealing with the heroine, have been showcased humorously. Climax of the film is decent and has been handled well. Yet another plus point of the film is the music, which is pretty good. Brahmaji is superb in his comedy role, and does a wonderful job as Ajay’s friend. Sana Maqbool is just about ok and does her job well.
Even though this film has a interesting story line, the way it has been handled is below par. Interval bang lacks clarity and could have been better. Indraja’s role is just left for the sentiment touch, and has not been explored much. The relation between Ajay and Indraja should have also been focused more.
After a certain point of time, the second half of the movie gets predictable. Screenplay during this period is below par. The film has a roller coaster feel to it. When something interesting is going on, the films dips sharply. There are many unnecessary scenes in the film which only add to the run time.
As said earlier, M M Keeravani’s music is a big asset to the film. All the songs are pretty good and carry the film forward. But it is his background score which elevates the film to another level. Keeravani shows his class and brings in a lot of depth to the film. Editing is below par, as there were many scenes that could have been chopped off.
Director Trikoti has done a marginal job with his debut film. The concept he has chosen is quite novel, but has faltered in the execution part. His stretches the plot too far, and fails to elevate important scenes. Dialogues are just about ok, but the camera work and production values are top notch, and showcase the film in a good light.
On the whole, Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya is a refreshing change from the routine commercial flicks which are coming out off late. Ajay and Naga Shourya’s performance, music and comedy episodes are basic plus. Even though this film lacks proper narration in parts, it will still make up for a decent watch for its unique content.
123telugu.com Rating – 3.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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